The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition.  The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t.  Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include:

  • Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
  • Coping with depression or feeling low
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

We have the following courses available:


Start Dates



Tuesday 18th September 18

13.00 – 15.30

Alfreton Library Severn Square Alfreton

Friday 21st September 18

13.00 – 15.30

Bolsover Library Church Street Bolsover

Tuesday 25th September 18

13.00 – 15.30

Citizens Advice Office Banks Road Matlock

Thursday 18th October 18

13.00 – 15.30

Staveley Fire Station Staveley

Wednesday 24th October 18

10.30 – 13.00

Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley Swadlincote

Thursday 25th October 18

13.30 – 16.00

Tesco Superstore Clay Cross

Friday 26th October 18

13.00 – 16.00

Fairfield Centre Victoria Park Road Buxton

Tuesday 6th November 18

13.00 – 15.30

Amber Trust Ripley 7-11 Wellington Street Ripley

Wednesday 7th November 18

13.30 – 16.00

Dronfield Library Manor House High Street Dronfield

Monday 12th November 18

13.30 – 16.00

Long Eaton Health Centre Midland Street Long Eaton

Thursday 24th January 19

13.30 – 16.00

Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston

You can book a course by emailing [email protected]  or telephoning 01283 210107


We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.